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HCC Demographics & Diversity

Houston, Texas

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at HCC are predominantly Hispanic with a sizeable Black population. The school has very high racial diversity. 86% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Houston Community College students
Race Percent of Students
White 14%
Black 30%
Hispanic 33%
Asian 9%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 10%
Race Unknown 2%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 45% more female students than male students enrolled at Houston Community College with a gender ratio of 59% women to 41% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, HCC has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Houston Community College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 41%
Women 59%
Enrollment by gender for Houston Community College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 23,356
Women 33,844

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

HCC serves a very low number of students outside of Texas, with 89 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Houston Community College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 89%
Out of State 1%
Foreign 9%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$55,501 per year

52% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 47.9%
Part time Undergrads 70.1%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=225423 IPEDS survey data for Houston Community College.